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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

ASERT has compiled resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

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Blogs

Taking Pride In Myself – A Tale of Coming Out

By Ziggie

For pride month, Ziggie reflects on how he came to terms with his sexuality and how he takes pride in himself year-round

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Ways Finding a Job Could Be Easier

By Miriam

Miriam discusses their difficulties in finding a job that will fit their needs

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My Kindle Experience

By Ziggie

Ziggie talks about how getting a Kindle has reignited his love of reading

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Sensory Processing System Overload

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses how her sensory system can make certain situations and environments more difficult

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Self Wellness: What Does it Mean Now?

By Khylil

Khylil discusses his journey of self-wellness through experiences he has had and what he has done for his mental health in these situations

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Shifting Towards a New Normal

By Dmitri 

Dmitri talks about how they are feeling about returning to in-person activities and reflects on how they made adjustments to their routine during COVID

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Cheering from the Sidelines

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah discusses her mentality of supporting friends and family in their activities while finding her own accommodations

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Being in the Moment

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses the importance of practicing mindfulness in everyday life

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Journaling and Time Management

By Dmitri 

Dmitri talks about how helpful journaling has been for them, and how they reincorporated into their schedule in the start of 2021

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Philadelphia Needs Better Transportation Options

By Miriam

As a Philadelphia native, Miriam talks about the different forms of transportation available in the city and what works best for them

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Alcohol

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses why she tends to avoid alcohol, though she is of legal age, and her own guidelines for when she does have a drink

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Man’s Best Friend

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah held an interview with service dog owners Joel and Paige about how their dogs Blanche and Carolina were trained and how they can help people on the spectrum

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Greta Thunberg and Susan Boyle: Showcasing Autistic Talent and Ambition in the Media

By Ziggie

Ziggie talks about how impactful it is to see two Autistic women who are very passionate and well-respected in their field

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Saying Goodbye to the Neighborhood

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman talks about feelings of sadness, anxiety, and excitement as she prepares to move to a new place

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Autism in the Media

By Daniel Bullock

Daniel talks about the increased presence of autism in news outlets, TV, and movies and talks about how autism is portrayed in each outlet

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